Community Forum: Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility — keeping kids out of prison
As part of Law Week, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and the ACT Raise the Age Coalition are excited to invite you to join us at a community forum on Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility — keeping kids out of prison.
The lunch time seminar will be opened by ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury MLA, who is set to be the country’s first Attorney-General to change the laws that currently see children as young as 10 years old imprisoned behind bars. You will hear from lawyer, advocate and Wiradjuri woman Emma Towney who manages the Dhurranwang Aboriginal Human Rights Program at Canberra Community Law about the disproportionate impact of the punitive criminal justice system on First Nations children, and from Public Advocate and Children and Young People Commissioner Jodie Griffiths-Cook on the impact that raising the age could have on vulnerable kids in the ACT.
WHEN: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 12-1pm
WHERE: ACT Legislative Assembly, 196 London Circuit, Canberra
Please RSVP to secure your place: https://www.actlawsociety.asn.